The Brady Bunch got it right when they sang the once well-known verse of their hit single: “When it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange.” However, in custody cases, change does not always come easy.
In fact, Michigan custody modification law makes it difficult to “rearrange” custody if the change is really big. By that I mean if the Michigan custody modification results in a change in the established custodial environment which is legally defined in Michigan compiled laws section 722.27 of the Child Custody Act of 1970.
Simply put, if it is time to change, small changes in parenting time are a whole lot easier than a big change of custody under Michigan custody modification law.
Michigan custody modification law requires clear and convincing evidence to change custody, a big change. While a change in parenting time requires preponderance of the evidence (a whole lot easier)! However, if the modification of parenting time raises to the level of a change in custody, the Michigan custody modification law applies.
Sound complicated? It is. So we created a video and resource center on Michigan custody modification and another on understanding the broader topic of child custody in Michigan. Of course, we are also here to help you with any Michigan custody modification issues.
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By: Daniel Findling
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